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How the Seychelles’ tackle their tourism challenges

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome Representatives of the Seychelles’ public and private sectors met again end of last week for another multi-sectoral meeting. The meeting was chaired by Vice President Danny Faure at the National House in Victoria and aimed at maintaining the consultations while listening to the private …

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Why Uganda cut visa fees from $100 to $50

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome ‘Better late than never,’ but this is an example how government bureaucrats simply fail to understand what damage their unilateral decisions can cause. We expect the reduction in Visa fees to stimulate demand for Uganda safaris and lead to an increase in visitor numbers …

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Magufuli refuses to budge on tourism Value Added Tax

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome The battle lines are now clearly drawn in Tanzania between the country’s tourism industry and the government, after President Magufuli told the sector off over their dissent about the Value Added Tax of 18 percent, which was unexpectedly heaped on services across the board, …

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Uganda introduces online visa applications

The Government of Uganda has introduced the online visa application system with effect from 01 July 2016. All persons intending to come to Uganda for holiday, tourism, business, study, visit, medical are required to apply and obtain a visa online. The decision taken on the application will be sent electronically …

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Cultural fair to exhibit diverse heritages

The International Cultural Fair to take place end of July will showcase Uganda’s diverse heritages. Launching the Cultural Fair State Minister of Labor and Industrial relations, Kabafumzaki Herbert said it will showcase diverse cultural heritages in art and craft, poetry, traditional tales, fashion shows, drama, cuisine, local brew, legends and …

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S.Korean selfie tourist dies in Peru waterfall

Lima, Peru | AFP | Peruvian police pulled a South Korean tourist dead from under a waterfall in the Amazon jungle, days after he fell in while taking a photo of himself, police said Monday. The man, 28-year-old Kim Jongyeob, slipped and fell 500 meters (1,640 feet) under the waterfall …

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